Almost missed this myself, but it’s one year since I published GHOST IN THE MACHINE…  (One thing to note is that the weather was a lot better this time last year…)
It’s been a hell of a year.  That date was the culmination of four solid months tearing the previous draft apart and getting something that I was pleased with.  Looking back, I think I could have done it a lot better given what I’ve learned in the last year, but I’m not one for revisionism.  Or am I…?
Here are some stats –

The biggest thing for me, I guess, is that I expected maybe 300 people to get it, if I was lucky.  It hadn’t clicked that I’d had >25,000 people at least download the book.  That is quite staggering given that I’m just a fat bloke with a MacBook Air!
I’ve written three novels since – the two sequels DEVIL IN THE DETAIL and FIRE IN THE BLOOD, plus the first draft of DYED IN THE WOOL – and that really was the springboard to giving me an outlet for my creativity.  Giving away GHOST for free has launched the sales for the sequels through the roof – last week, with GHOST in the top 100, I made >£250, which is more than I took him from my first job after University…
Most of all, I’m really grateful – and pleased – to all the people who’ve loved the book and have spread the word far and wide.  That’s all I have, other than writing, is you guys helping me out.
— Ed

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